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"Hello! My name is Yena. I've been tutoring and working in education for more than 10 years! I started doing homework help at the Boys Club of New York when I was 14 years old. At the time, I did a combination of volunteering and paid work for the organization. Though school and learning have always been effortless for me, I understand how important it is to have consistent academic support and guidance more...

"Hello! My name is Yena. I've been tutoring and working in education for more than 10 years! I started doing homework help at the Boys Club of New York when I was 14 years old. At the time, I did a combination of volunteering and paid work for the organization. Though school and learning have always been effortless for me, I understand how important it is to have consistent academic support and guidance. This is especially true for inner-city kids. A lot of the boys and young men I worked with had never really thought about pursuing higher education. Helping them find their strengths and improve on their weaknesses was an incredible experience.

In college, I continued doing work with at-risk youth. I specialized in working with elementary and middle school students, helping them with their reading, math, science, and language work (Spanish and Latin). I have also worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Bronx Zoo, helping children from the ages of 4 to 13 expand their love of animal science, biology, and conservation. I worked with several students who had learning disabilities and were on the autism spectrum. I have a wealth of experience, from working with students one on one in their home to help them understand the intricacy of punnett squares, to helping college peers write strong, defensible thesis statements. I love that moment, when someone finally has an intellectual breakthrough, and the course of action becomes crystal clear. For me, tutoring is about understanding essential skills that facilitate learning, whether that is making a comprehensive study guide, or outlining the paragraphs of a report.

I was a psychology major at Swarthmore College, completing a undergraduate thesis that examined the relationship between self-regulation and academic achievement amongst middle school students. I took courses in clinical and social psychology, as well as neuroscience. When I studied abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, I did coursework in sociology, anthropology, and pacific studies. I have work" less...

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fee: $75 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: online (only)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Yena P. is a certified tutor

Swarthmore College, Psychology

Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Masters

Somerville, MA 02143

Subjects Tutored

American History - Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Spanish - Writing - English - Government & Politics - Psychology - Literature - World History - Proofreading - Spelling